Month: April 2014

Hedgerow: College Night sponsored by Seven Stones Cafe!

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Marianne and Willoughby kick up their heels and jump for joy at the prospect of College Night!

College Night, Saturday, May 3rd at 8 PM

If you are or were a college students, bring in your past or present school i.d. for a special $10 ticket. Use code: COLLEGESENSE to purchase online.

The event is sponsored by Seven Stones Cafe in Media with coffee, tea, and “Sense” appropriate goodies served at intermission.

Seven Stones Cafe is located at 22 South Plum Street, Media, PA 19063
Seven Stones Gallery is located at 212 W State Street, Media, PA 19063

Hedgerow School: Endless adventures with our summer camps!

Enroll now and save big on Hedgerow summer camps!

With summer fast approaching, it’s time to enroll for Hedgerow Theatre camps. Our summer camp teachers are eager to introduce themselves in the podcast short above. Just click to listen.

 And our special offer will only last for two more weeks. Enroll today and get $25 off any half day, one week, two, or three week camps when you use the code: SUMMER25. This offer is only valid until May 10, 2014. 

Check out the two new musicals, Cinderella and The Jungle Book, that we have added to our camp program. And there is still space in our Treasure Chest Theatre where you will unpack a weekly adventure. Or explore the great unknown with Wild Adventures, create in Magical Creatures, discover the World of Wizards, or become a Jedi Master. It’s a summer of endless possibilities! 


ENROLL TODAY!

Theatre for Kids!

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Storytime: Pinocchio at Hedgerow Theatre!

You’ll meet Pinocchio, your favorite cricket, the Blue Fairy, and more as you dance, and sing along in this energetic and creative play!

Saturdays May 3-24th  PURCHASE TICKETS!


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Hedgerow Theatre School Presents: 
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

Come see the Peanuts characters as they are brought to life in this hit Broadway musical!

May 31st at 4 pm and June 1st at 
The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology 
                                                                                  800 Manchester Ave. Media, PA 19063
                                                                                    PURCHASE TICKETS!


Hedgerow: A snippet of “Sense!”

Our Sense and Sensibility characters were caught playing games and enjoying the beautiful weather on the lawn. Catch them playing on stage when you buy tickets

Concept, film, and editing: Rebecca Cureton with special thanks to Shaun Yates.

Hedgerow Steps Back in Time With Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”

As it prepares to celebrate its 91st birthday, Hedgerow Theatre has gathered a cast of present and returning actors to take audiences back to early 19th-century England with Jon Jory’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, which runs from April 24 to June 1.

The production is directed by Artistic Director Jared Reed, who also helmed last year’s successful staging of Pride and Prejudice. “We’re really excited to do another Jane Austen work,” Reed noted, “revisiting a world we’re familiar with and a theatrical language we love, but with a different story. It’s wonderful seeing what happens in such a classic book come to life, reminding us of why theatre works.”

Sense and Sensibility was Austen’s first published novel, released in 1811 under the pseudonym “A Lady,” since it was deemed unseemly at that time for women to seek recognition outside the home. The book is a brilliant commentary on the society of the time, when women also couldn’t own property or sign a contract, leaving them dependent on their male relatives. It tells the story of the Dashwood sisters, level-headed, practical Elinor and impulsive Marianne, who embody the two title attributes. When their father dies and their half-brother inherits the estate, they are left with the difficult challenge of finding suitable husbands–and romance–without dowries.

Jory’s adaptation retains much of Austen’s original dialogue, providing a real picture of the world during the Regency Period, a time of great political, economic and social change. “This was the time when middle-class romantic love was born,” Reed explained. “Marriages were no longer arranged, and  people had to choose between marrying for love or trying to preserve wealth.”

Jennifer Summerfield and Nell Bang-Jensen play Elinor and Marianne. Their potential love interests are portrayed by Steve Carpenter (Edward Ferrars), Liam Castellan (Colonel Brandon) and Brock Vickers (John Willoughby). Also appearing are Colleen Marker as Lucy Steele, Stacy Skinner as Mrs. Henry Dashwood, Maryruth Stine as Mrs. Jennings, Andrew Parcell as John Dashwood. Rounding out the ensemble in multiple roles are Andrew Parcell (John Dashwood, Robert Ferrars, Sir John Middleton) and Joanna Volpe (Mrs. John Dashwood, Lady Middleton, Mrs. Ferrars).

Following a preview on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m., performances are scheduled through June 1 at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, at 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. There are also two Wednesday matinees at 2 p.m. on May 7 and 28, which include a complimentary tea.

Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows are $34; Thursday shows are $29, with a $3 discount for seniors. Those aged 30 and under are $20; students are $15. Previews are $20 for adults and seniors and $15 for students. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $18. Prices include all fees and are subject to change. For reservations, call 610-565-4211, or visit www.HedgerowTheatre.org. Hedgerow Theatre is at 64 Rose Valley Road, in Rose Valley (near Media).

Hedgerow: Comedy TONIGHT. . . this weekend!

It’s Comedy Tonight! … well, this weekend! 
 
Join the Hedgerow Music Ensemble as we celebrate all that the Great American Musical can do to tickle you ribs and get you falling off the benches with laughter all in the historic Hedgerow Theatre – a perfect space to hear the human voice.  
 
And for our Saturday evening patrons, complimentary wine is provided at intermission. Or join us for Sunday’s matinee and intermission tea. 
 
Purchase tickets today
 
Save $5 off your regular ticket to Comedy TONIGHT with code: LAUGHNSING. 

Hedgerow: Alumni Birthday Bash!

Dear Alumni family and friends,

We want to keep you center stage!

THE 91st BIRTHDAY BASH
 
Come make a scene this April 26th and 27th!

Celebrate you and Hedgerow on Saturday April 26th for a 6pm wine and cheese party, 8pm performance of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and a BYOB after-show bonfire at the house. Brunch will be held at The Towne House in Media the following morning, Sunday April 27, at 11am.

Party, Performance, Bonfire, and Brunch – come one, come all, and share your stories!

Thank you for your valued role in Hedgerow’s history as well as continuing to play a part in the growth and transformation for our future. Here’s to another 91 years of playing in the Hedgerows!

Warmly, 

Penelope Reed